November 27, 2015
Wedding at Candle Lit Way Chapel. Dallas Center, Iowa
October 17, 2015
Wedding at Summerset Winery. Indianola, Iowa
October 3, 2015
"Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special! We received several compliments on the music!"
Botanical Garden. Des Moines, Iowa --Teresa O.
September 26, 2015
Violinist for wedding at the First United Methodist Church.
September 11, 2015
"Thank you so much for lending your time and talent for our wedding." Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. West Des Moines, Iowa --Julie P.
September 5, 2015
Wedding on the beach at Big Creek State Park. Polk City, Iowa
August 29, 2015
"Thank you for playing violin for my wedding! Many people commented on how great it was!"
Botanical Garden. Des Moines, Iowa --Shannon R.
August 29, 2015
Wedding at Brenton Arboretum. Dallas Center, Iowa
June 12, 2015
Eastside Senior Center. Des Moines, Iowa
May 8, 2015
Polk County Northwest Community Center. Des Moines, Iowa
April 21, 2015
Southside Senior Center. Des Moines, Iowa
April 10, 2015
Polk County Westside Senior Center. Des Moines, Iowa
April 1, 2015
Polk County Senior Services. West Des Moines, Iowa
February 13, 2015
"Thank you for the special occasion music for my wife at the ICASA luncheon.
Johnston, Iowa --Patrick K.
January 10, 2015
Violinist for a Christmas party at the Catholic Pastoral Center.
Des Moines, Iowa
December 16, 2014
Violinist for a Christmas party of the Cambio Club at the Des Moines Country Club and Golf Course. West Des Moines, Iowa
September 12, 2014
"Thank you for participating in making today beautiful!"
Teachout Building. Des Moines, Iowa --Kim Y.
August 13, November 5, December 1, 2014
Concerts for Illahee Hills Retirement Community. Urbandale, Iowa
July 26-27, 2014
"Thank you for your participation in the Italian American Festival of Iowa. Your talent added to our celebration!"
Des Moines, Iowa --Therese R.
May 24, 2014
Violinist for wedding at Rollins Mansion. Des Moines, Iowa
September 24, 2013
Strolling violinist for the Central Iowa United Way fundraiser celebration at the World Food Prize Building, hosted by Mrs. Ruan.
(This year's fundraising totaled $27.5 million)
Des Moines, Iowa
September 21, 2013
"Thank you so much for bringing your beautiful music to our wedding. It was absolutely perfect!"
Two Saints Winery. St. Charles, Iowa --Haylee F.
September 7, 2013
Wedding at A. H. Blank Golf Course (at the ninth hole).
Des Moines, Iowa
May 11, 2013
Concert at Ramsey Village Adult Living. Des Moines, Iowa
May 6, 2008
"A special thank you for the excellent entertainment."
Rotary Club Awards Banquet. Delavan, Illinois
ILLINOIS GOVERNOR'S INAUGURAL DINNER
"Thank you for your wonderful performance at the Inaugural Candlelight Dinner in the Old State Capitol. The Inaugural guests enjoyed listening to your music and commented on the great job you did." K.B.F., Executive Director, Illinois Inauguration Committee
COLLEGE BOARD OF REGENTS
"I was extremely pleased with An Evening With The Stars which we presented last week to our Board of Regents and other special guests. The entire event was extraordinary, and I especially appreciate your contribution to making the dinner most entertaining. It was a pleasure to hear you perform." L.W., President, Illinois State University
"On behalf of everyone at Delavan Elementary School, we would like to thank you for participating in Art Day. Art Day would not be possible if you weren't willing to make special arrangements to clear your schedule in order to participate. We appreciate you taking the day to volunteer at our school and work with our students. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love of artistic expression." M.N., Art Day Committee
PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM
"Your lovely violin music was a wonderful addition to our President's Circle Event and the opening reception for our newest exhibition of the Stephen Willard photographs. I overheard many kind comments about your playing and how much it added to the atmosphere of these events. Once again, thank you for sharing your talent with us. I hope you will be able to play for us the next time you come to town." J.L. Ph.D., Palm Springs, California Art Museum
"Thank you for making our daughter's wedding so special." L. & S.F.
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION DAY
"Thanks to all the members of the graduate string quartet for your fine performance of the Mozart Adagio and Fugue at our recent Orientation Day. It was inspiring for our prospective students as well as for the rest of us." Dr. A.C., Chairman, Dept. of Music, Illinois State University
STUDENT CONCERTO WINNER
"The three winners of the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra student audition program will perform with the orchestra on....S.M. currently studies with Marjorie Reynolds. S.M. will solo with Concerto in G minor by Antonio Vivaldi." The Daily Times, Ottawa, IL
FORMER ELEMENTARY STUDENT
"You are a great teacher and a A+ teacher." R., age 10
LINCOLN ACADEMY OF ILLINOIS
"I commend you for your excellent performance for the Lincoln Academy convocation, dinner, and ball. Many guests were impressed and attendees from outside our community left the event with extremely positive feelings about Illinois State University and Bloomington-Normal, IL." T.P.W., President, Illinois State University
"You were a very good teacher." G., age 9
MARQUETTE ACADEMY EVENT
"On behalf of May Merriment X, we have grateful appreciation for your participation at our opening kick-off. Your violin solo was beautiful. I could have listened to you play all day. Your talents are many, and our thanks for your willingness to come to St. Columbia on Sunday. It was appreciated far more than I could ever express." D.A., Executive Director, Marquette May Merriment, Ottawa, IL
HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA FACULTY
"On behalf of the lab schools, I would like to commend you and members of the University High School orchestra for their wonderful concert prior to the CAC meeting. Everyone I spoke to enjoyed the music. I understand, of course, all the time, effort, and rehearsal that went into the production. Please share this with your students and inform them how proud I was on behalf of our school." Dr. S.C., Principal, University High School, Illinois State University
ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH ORCHESTRA FACULTY
"Congratulations! Your first recital was super! It was well organized, the students played well, and the parents enjoyed the event. Thank you for all your hard work!" S.B., Assistant Principal, Metcalf Lab Schools, Illinois State University
ILLINOIS VETERAN'S HOME CHRISTMAS PARTY
"We would like to thank you for your entertainment for the residents' Christmas party." R.E.N., Administrator, Illinois Veteran's Home, Quincy
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
"Thanks so much for coming out and singing for us. The residents enjoyed hearing you all. They talked about it for days. Hope to hear you again next year." C.H., LaSalle County Nursing Home, Ottawa, IL
"Thank you very much for the singing that your group sang for our residents. They really enjoyed it very much." Activity Staff, Pleasant View Luther Home, Ottawa, IL
"I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much I appreciated you coming all the way to Petersburg to play for us. It was terrific! Everyone was so impressed. One of my friends asked me if you taught as well as you played the violin. I said YES! Thanks again, it was lovely. Keep in touch." K.T., University of Illinois, Springfield